Friday, March 31, 2017

Slumber My Darling - a bookwrap


"Slumber My Darling"

Author Stephen Foster
Illustrated by Beatriz Castro
Ages 3+

Unwrapping illustrations for you today...

About the book...

Nothing is more soothing and calming to a young child at bedtime when they know, without a shadow of a doubt,  that their mother will be guarding over them and protecting them all through the night while they drift off into Slumberland.  

"Slumber my darling
They mother is near
Guarding thy dreams
From all terror and fear."

The reassurance and love that is embedded in that word promise and transferred into the heart of her child is a bond that can never be broken between the two.

She gives her word to her beloved child that he will be protected as she is watching out for him during the long, dark night.  She tenderly tells him that the birds are at rest and the dew is silently falling... all the world is at peace.  She gently wraps him in her words of love and prays that angels will shield him from any harm.  

This beautiful classic lullaby, set in a nordic setting, is a perfect bedtime story and although it contains words from years-gone-by it will still work perfectly with today's modern child.    

Storywraps rating... 4 HUGS!!!!

About the author...

Stephen Foster was a songwriter known as "the father of American music". Slumber My Darling was recorded by Allison Krauss and Yo Yo Ma on the 2005 tribute album Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.

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